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January 23, 2024
January 23, 2024
Posted on 01/23/2024
Important Dates
Silent Night will be on Saturday, January 27th. The girls’ basketball game will start at Noon, and the boys’ Varsity game will start at 2pm. The goal of Silent Night is to raise awareness and money for our homeless students in the district. Everyone must stay silent until one team reaches 10 points. Admission for West High students admitted for free (but encouraged to bring canned food donations.)  Adult admission is 4 canned food items or $5.

Spirit Week continues in preparation from Silent Night this week. Themes are:
 - Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday. Anything goes from mismatched clothing to crazy hairstyles. Unleash the wackiest ideas you can think of!
 - Thursday - Staff vs Student. Students dress up as teachers, and teachers dress up as students.
 - Friday - School Spirit. As we end this week with a pep rally in the gym, wear all of the school spirit you can!  Let’s fill the gym with a sea of purple and white!

Procedures
As a student, you have the chance to earn prizes for good attendance, participation and more. We want your input for the types of prizes you would want! Please check your email for the link to vote.

Athletics
There will be a Parent/Player Meeting for Softball on Thursday, February 1st, at 6pm in the Thune Center. This meeting aims to address key aspects of the upcoming softball season, including schedules, team expectations, and any necessary paperwork. It's a fantastic opportunity for you to meet the coaching staff, connect with fellow parents, and get ready for a successful season ahead.

Clubs/Groups/Meetings
Prom Committee: This is a friendly reminder to complete the committee survey regarding: decorations & theme, food & music, activities & engagement and court. Use Google Classroom kcquppr.

College/Career Exploration
Freshman: If you are interested in a pre-college program called Information Technology Academy through UW Madison, please contact Liz Sternig in room 219 or email [email protected] for more information. We will be hosting an advisory for students interested in this program in late January and Liz can sign you up!
Students will work with hands-on technology coursework, college preparatory academics, and personal wellness development that supports their successful completion of high school and matriculation into higher education.   Students should have a minimum 2.75 GPA and currently be enrolled in Algebra or advanced math their freshman year.

Any students interested in joining the United States Air Force after graduation should stop in room 219 to see Liz Sternig and sign up for an information session with the recruiter. You can also email [email protected].  The Air Force Academy will be here on Thursday, February 1st during advisory to present on the opportunities with this branch of our armed services. 

Engineering Field Trip: Interested in a career in studying STEM or Engineering, come tour NWTC and UWGB to learn more! The trip will be on Wednesday, February 7th from 8:30-2:00. Stop in Room 219 or email Liz [email protected] to register, space is limited! Or sign up through this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1p_wXSUyeDK7d2ydIb5JjYpsOrXykzrbwlAZ5_D2v2s0/edit?ts=65a141e0 

NWTC Engineering Open House will be on Tuesday, February 20th, from 4-7 pm. This is for students interested in math, science or technology. No registration is necessary, you can just stop by that evening. See Ms. Sternig in room 219 if you are interested.

Juniors and Seniors: If you have ever been interested in fisheries and a life/work in the field of this, there is a paid internship opportunity available.  The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is a paid summer internship and mentoring program for high school students in the classes of 2024-2026, sponsored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Students must be at least 16 years old by January 16th, 2024.Selected students, known as Hutton Scholars, are matched and mentored by a fisheries professional for an 8-week paid internship. Students can expect a hands-on fisheries science experience in a marine and/or freshwater setting conducting research both in a laboratory and field setting. If you are interested, apply with this link: https://hutton.fisheries.org/  Apply by January 16th

Juniors and Seniors, interested in working in law enforcement or related fields? If so, WALLECA is a 5 day camp that offers physical fitness training, classroom instruction and hands-on experiences. The 2024 academy will be July 29- August 2 at the Wisconsin State Patrol Training Academy at Fort McCoy.  It is totally free to the cadets and you stay in the dorms at the academy, all meals and supplies are furnished. The application process is now open until March 31.  The application must be printed out, completed to include all required signatures. It can be mailed or emailed to the academy.  (Ms. Liz in room 219 can help with this, please stop by)  Students that have any questions about the program can stop in or email [email protected]. Application Link: https://wilegion.org/walleca
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